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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Mondays with Mom

A daughter’s journey through caregiving

Mondays with Mom: Reading

Mom loved reading. She always had magazines and books, especially her Bible and devotionals, nearby on her side table. In the beginning of what...

Mondays with Mom: Feelings

I have a hard time understanding all the social media posts of locations or plated meals with the heading “all the feels.” Although I...

Mondays with Mom: Weddings

June is the month of weddings. Mom and Dad’s wedding was June 4, 1951. My wedding date was June 18, 1993. We celebrated a...

Mondays with Mom: Dwight

Two important days happened for me last week. Sunday was, of course, Father’s Day, and Monday was my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Both of those...

Mondays with Mom: Ruth

My mother’s name is Ruth Sinclair Pate Bunn. I’ve always found "Ruth" to be a lovely name. I liked the name so much that...

Mondays with Mom: Sixty-seven

Everyone has their favorite numbers, I suppose. Perhaps it was their first jersey number if they played sports or a special date in a...

Mondays with Mom: Service

Dad is a veteran of the United States Air Force and served 26 years. My brother-in-law, Walter, is a veteran of the United States...

Mondays with Mom: Missing Out

As a caregiver, I sometimes feel like I’m missing out on activities and time with friends. I should not complain because we have such flexible...

Mondays with Mom: Outing

Last Tuesday, another miracle happened at Mom’s house. We managed to convince her to go on an outing. It was the first time she’s...

Mondays with Mom: Tissues

One of the first signs of eccentricity we saw Mom display was her hoarding of tissues. She had always kept two or three tissues...

Mondays with Mom: Birds

Mom has recently become enamored with birds. I don’t remember her paying much attention to them before the dementia; she was always a plant...

Mondays with Mom: Angels

Mom and Dad have a very deep faith. Even as Mom’s dementia has taken her further from our “reality, “ it has brought her...
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